I never liked Strats when I was young because of how common they were, but I look back and regret that now. It's amazing how comfortable the Strat is to play whether you are sitting or standing, and the variety of tones that you can achieve is seemingly endless. All of the thought Leo Fender put into it's design make it one of his most important contributions to music. If I had to be limited to only one guitar it would be a Strat. _________________ Disciple of Pain
"I'm like the monkey screwing the skunk. I haven't had enough, but I've about had all that I can stand!"
It's quite chicken and egg but the ubiquitousness of them will go a long way towards creating this. They're going to sound right when an awful lot of pop music was originally played on them. _________________ Shabba.
Joined: 20 Apr 2006 Posts: 5229 Location: Exeter, UK
Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:11 pm Post subject:
For years and years I didn't really like them or find one that I gelled with - probably from playing many shitty strats upside down when I and my friends were learning guitar. One day I found a lefty Japanese '68 RI and loved it. Felt right, sounded great. Big love for the neck and neck/middle sounds. However, it's probably the guitar I play least. When I do play it I really enjoy it, but it has never become my go-to guitar.
Joined: 10 Nov 2009 Posts: 2878 Location: Nova Scotia
Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:19 pm Post subject:
Shit. I have strat gas too now. Just got back from my mates gig and one he was playing one of these squier strats with the 3 hot rail pickups:
Looks a little boring on the net but in the flesh, with a few stickers and a lot of ware and tear the thing looked great.
Sounded nice too although he played with loads of heavy effects.
Yeah, there's one of these in my local shop; it looks nice, but I haven't tested it. I definitely want to give it a go, but I tend to not plug guitars in unless I have an intention to buy, and I just don't have the money. _________________
That's American cinema, that is. Fucking sparkles.
Joined: 01 Jun 2011 Posts: 1874 Location: United States
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:26 am Post subject:
played a classic 50's strat today and I didn't like it-- couldnt decide if the setup was poor or I was uncomfortable with the more rounded fretboard... either way it felt weird butmaybe im just not used to teh vintage vibez
i'll try to play a few more and compare before i make up my mind though
still can't find a CV strat to test drive though! very annoying. the shop had some in the back that were not unboxed yet but were not very excited about setting up a squier when they had 30 new fender strats to sell _________________
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Joined: 04 Jan 2011 Posts: 2242 Location: Brooklyn
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:08 pm Post subject:
I first fell for my friends strat way back when, it was a 80's Japanese 60's reissue and it played like butter. Evnetually I bought a 1997 USA made one that I hated, it ruined me on strats for awhile. The 2 point trem and 9.5 fretboard radius were a terrible combo for me on that one. I sold it ages ago with no regrets whatsoever. About 2 years ago, I found a beat up 1983 Japanese Squier SQ series 70's reissue in gloriously aged white. I love it as much as my Jag and Jazzmaster. The large headstock, bullet truss rod, 7.25 raduis and alnico PUP's all make for a great combo.
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